All Blog Posts Tagged 'family' (1,041)

Confessions of an Older Mom

Okay, so last week my sixth child was  successfully potty trained, right before he turned 3. The big deal? This was the 3rd attempt at it, my attempt; you see it's not that Adam failed the previous times, I his mother who trained 5 before him and had 3 trained by 2, was too tired to stick with the process. He's not the first child to be a delayed potty trainer, his 2 older sisters( my younger girls) were completely toilet…

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Added by Tammy Blockinger on May 27, 2011 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Calgon; PLEASE Take Me Away( and don't bring me back)!!!

I am a Mom of all trades, though aren't we all? I believe those who we call family expect us to know it all and do it all, and heaven forbid if we don't, we will hear it. As a mom of so many, I am pulled into so many directions,I had no choice to self nick name myself; Scarecrow, I am 1 minute wiping the 2 and a half year old and a split second later I'm making a sandwich for the 5 yo or chasing a dog out of the bathroom, or tracking…
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Added by Tammy Blockinger on May 27, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Diary of a Not So Perfect Mom

Any mom that states she is the perfect mom is fooling only herself. For you see, we never are perfect, in others eyes , and , sometimes by our own standards. I like to think I am, but I do so in hopes my children will follow my guidelines for parenting. That's not working. When you are up all night making a last minute costume for school, you think; "wow, I did it, I wanna see some other mom do this!", and it is done, some other mom,… Continue

Added by Tammy Blockinger on May 27, 2011 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Children and Chores

 

 

When raising children the topic of children and chores will inevitably come up. Parents often disagree on whether or not it is a good idea to…

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Added by denny hagel on May 22, 2011 at 10:51pm — No Comments

Chicks to Chickens

Our little fluff ball chickies of less than two months ago are already mini-chickens!

5 days old, name: "chick chick"…

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Added by Jeanine Ertl on May 20, 2011 at 11:09pm — No Comments

Family secret

First of all I want to make something really clear:

CHICKEN PARMISAN

FETTUCCINI ALFREDO

MACCARONI CHEESE

DO NOT EXIST IN THE ITALIAN FOOD TRADITION.

 

They have not even been mentioned once.

If you do have anything that looks like an Italian passport, well...for sure, you have never heard of them.

Unless, of…

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Added by mom in rome on May 18, 2011 at 9:20am — No Comments

The Power of Definitions – Bringing Peace and Order to Your Home

How do you define obedience? Our most recent blog shares some powerful definitions that can help transform your home.

Added by jenniandjody on May 17, 2011 at 8:44am — No Comments

My Mother's Day

My Mother's Day this year was really wonderful, from beginning to end.  Even when I decided I would do the anti-Mother's Day thing and force my husband to join me in cleaning our downstairs from top to bottom at 8:30 at night; isn't Mother's Day all about not cleaning?  Well, since I never clean, I guess I just thought Mother's Day must be about Opposites Day or something.  JDubbs was a good sport about it, though, even if it was…

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on May 14, 2011 at 11:12am — No Comments

Number Ten

Number ten is on the way. To me, that's A Good Sign

Added by Margie Sims on May 13, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Oh, the Bugs

This is our first year at our home on the Lost Coast. And our first taste of the seasons has been memorable.



Fall was splendid. The mosquitoes dwindled and finally disappeared. The gigantic Laurel out back dropped its leaves in great heaps. The light green moss on our wrap-around porch turned bright green with the moisture in the air. And the weather grew colder. Suddenly.



And then with Winter's arrival. Cold. Frigid. Frost. Ice. Snow. Wait, we didn't know it snowed here. Not… Continue

Added by Jeanine Ertl on May 10, 2011 at 1:34am — No Comments

Best Mother's Day Ever!

This weekend will be the best Mother's Day ever (until I celebrate my first as a mother, of course).  Since moving away, I haven't spent Mother's Day with my own mom.  She texted me and my sister a couple of days ago saying that all she'd like this year is a one way ticket to Houston so she could be sure to be here for Baby Munn's birth.  My sister got right online and got her a ticket, and she will be here tomorrow!



I'm so excited! Hopefully this baby will come soon after Mother's…

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Added by Chasity Munn on May 7, 2011 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Reality TV Parenting Redux - The One Week Challenge

I recently and unwittingly hit a parenting nerve.
A post that I wrote a while back entitled "Reality TV: A Parenting Reality" was the most popular and commented-upon piece that I have had to date. Exactly why, who knows, but one can certainly…
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Added by Samantha Kemp-Jackson on May 7, 2011 at 9:42am — No Comments

I'm Late

I'm late.

 

 

It's all her…

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on May 5, 2011 at 10:33pm — No Comments

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Vasectomy Clinic

often speak about how I do not have the “I’m done” gene when it comes to babies. Whenever I have a newborn, I think, “Yeah, I could do this one more time”. The problem is, I say that EVERY time – whether it’s baby #1 or baby #6.

As a result of my gene-lacking situation, some…

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Added by Julie Cole on April 27, 2011 at 4:44pm — 1 Comment

Dodging 40



On March 5th, 1971 I was born. Yep, I just turned 40. All year I was talking about the big birthday bash we were going to have at our house – it was going to be quite the event! But the closer my birthday got, the more the idea of throwing a party became one big headache. So I started saying that I would have a party when the weather improved. When friends and family asked, I…

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Added by Julie Cole on April 13, 2011 at 4:14pm — No Comments

The Ideal Family: Two Girls?

Apparently many of us are in for a shock. We do not have the perfect family, according to a new survey by Bounty.com.


According to this poll
http://bit.ly/euhXIc

Added by Samantha Kemp-Jackson on April 11, 2011 at 4:58pm — No Comments

Ten Minutes

You know you're a crazy photographer when you stumble upon deserted railroad tracks and drag your family out there for an impromptu photoshoot.

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on April 10, 2011 at 9:05pm — No Comments

Screw You Mercury!





It seems like I'm on a roll this week. First I was…

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Added by Nacia Karim Walsh on April 7, 2011 at 9:32am — No Comments

Acts of Civil Disobedience

My twin boys Aubrey and Erik regularly commit Acts of Civil Disobedience.

No, they are not civil rights crusaders, nor are they proponents of Mohandas Ghandi. They have no idea who he is.

http://bit.ly/hSur5I

Added by Samantha Kemp-Jackson on April 6, 2011 at 11:27pm — No Comments

Ambitious 29 Year Old Woman Kidnapped...

And replaced with an unsure mother.



Have you ever felt, by becoming a mom, you have lost all traces of the former person you used to be? Have you ever looked in the mirror at your disheveled hair, clothes stained with baby milk, and dark circles and wondered what happened to that savvy, well-manicured, vibrant woman who used to inhabit the person who now knows more about Bubble Guppies then the economic bubble?



Maybe its the fact that we spend a substantial part of our… Continue

Added by Nacia Karim Walsh on April 5, 2011 at 1:31pm — 1 Comment

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